Her Story: Diana Ross

Georgia as Diana Ross. American singer and actress who became an international icon.
Georgia as
Diana Ross

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress and living legend. She became an international icon as the lead vocalist of the Supremes and is a preeminent solo artist. This is Her Story.

Her career began in 1959 when she and several neighborhood friends formed a vocal group called the Primettes. The following year the group signed a recording contract with Motown and was renamed the Supremes. The Supremes produced 12 number one hits on the pop-charts. They are the best charting girl group in US history, and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. In 1967 the group was renamed Diana Ross and the Supremes. A few years later Ross launched her solo career. 

From the time Diana Ross’s debut album hit the streets in 1970, she topped the charts for over a decade. In 1972 she began her acting career starring as blues singer Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for her performance.  Ross followed with Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz in (1978).

Diana Ross has continued to wow concert audiences over the years. She is one of the best musical performers with a career total of 70 hit singles. In 1988 Diana Ross was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Supremes. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012., In 2016 she was awarded the Presidential Metal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. 

Diana Ross is musical and cultural legend who has changed the world with her smooth voice, iconic style and extraordinary talent. Happy Birthday Queen!

American singer and actress who became an international icon.
Diana Ross

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